Garden Project

We are in the middle of a bumper harvest at the moment.  The Leamy Foundation through the Carbon Sprouts project are growing things with people from the community at an alarming rate!  The Girl Guides and other groups including congregational members are making apple pies, apple crumbles, apple sauce and just about everything else that you can dream up with apples.  This is because the Rectory garden yielded over 270kg of apples this year.

Kyiv Accordion Duo

This fabulous accordion duo will be playing at St Mungo’s on July 26th, starting at 6 pm. Come and hear the accordion played as you’ve never heard it before, with a wide range of music from classical to traditional Russian folk music to modern and jazz. Free entry but there will be a collection in aid of the charity that the guys support which raises money to help the children and families of those affected by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident. All welcome!!!

MARGARET HARRISON

MARGARET HARRISON Peace protester and co-founder of Faslane Peace Camp 1918 – 2015 Dumbarton born, Margaret Harrison, a lifelong Episcopalian and committed worshipper at St Augustine’s and St Mungo’s has died at the age of 96. Holding strong Christian beliefs, Margaret, from a young age, kept close to her heart Jesus’ command to love one another. From this core belief she pursued a colourful life of non-violent protest as she dedicated herself to helping to end what she saw as the scandals of world poverty Continue reading →

The Return of the Bell?

Some of the congregation will remember the Bell that sat on the far left hand side of the Altar for decades before being moved to the porch for another number of decades.   The Bell was gifted to St. Mungo’s by The United Turkey Red Coy. Ltd after the closure of the Cordale Works in Renton for safe keeping and for us to make use of.  It was rung at Easter, Christmas and the New Year services and occasionally at other times during the year. However, Continue reading →

£33,500 grant given!

Just before Christmas 2014 it was brought to the Vestry’s attention that a Roof Repair Grant could be applied for —  for churches in Scotland,  with a deadline of 30th January.  St Mungo’s had applied to the Dunderdale Fund for some emergency repairs and it was suggested that we apply to have the whole roof and gutters checked out and repaired. The Vestry decided to apply, despite a very tight timeline, downloaded the form and started getting organized in filling in the form. The diocesan Continue reading →

Lomond Foodbank

Responding to the poverty and need of the people around them in the community, Kirsty Tivers and Christina Logan opened a foodbank in the hall of St Mungo’s Episcopal Church just after Christmas. They distribute food to those in need on a Tuesday morning between 11am and 1pm. They give out non-perishable food as well as toiletries and baby necessities, and make up bags according to the need of the individual in front of them. Well done, Kirsty and Christina!

New Priest appointed in October 2014

Revd Liz O’Ryan joined the parishes of St Mungo’s, Alexandria and St Augustine’s, Dumbarton, being licensed by the Right Revd Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway in October 2014. Rev Liz has continued to live in her present house in Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire, but travels into the parishes to work and minister among the people.  Rev Liz finished her curacy at St John’s, Greenock in September 2014 and was delighted to be called to a new ministry ‘across the watter’! During the last few Continue reading →

Change in Ministry

Revd Alison Jones has resigned as Associate Priest and will leave the parishes of St Mungo’s and St Augustine’s at the end of September. Alison is taking a two year sabbatical to consider her vocation to Parish Ministry. meanwhile, we hope to interview a new priest in September with the possibility that they could start working here in October. We ask for your prayers at this time.